Outliers in Washington

OUTLIERS AND AMERICAN VANGUARD ARTNational Gallery of Art, Washington: 28.01.18 – 13.05.18High Museum of Art, Atlanta: 24.06.18 – 30.09.18 Los Angeles County Museum of Art: 18.11.18 – 18.03.19 Outliers and American Vanguard Art is the first major exhibition to explore the key moments in American art history when avant-garde artists and outsiders intersected, and how their […]

WILLIAM EDMONDSON

WILLIAM EDMONDSON(1870 ca.-1951 | USA) William Edmondson was the first Afro-American artist to have one-man show at MoMA in New York.He was born in the ’70s, in Tenessee, the son of freed slaves. He went to work at sixteen years of age as a manual laborer, railroad man, farm hand, fireman, and hospital janitor, and he never […]

MARIA PRIMACHENKO

MARIA PRIMACHENKO (1908-1997 | UKRAINE) Maria Primachenko was born in Bolotnya, a village near Chernobyl (Kyiv), in 1908. As a young girl, she contracted polio, and this grave illness affected her childood’s life. At an early age she used to paint the interior of her home and of her neighbours. Primachenko’s works caught the eye of […]

HUNG TUNG

HUNG TUNG (1920-1987 | TAIWAN) Hung Tung was born in 1920, in a small fishing village near Tainan, in the south of Taiwan. The land was poor and people’s lives were very hard. Hung Tung’s father was dead when he was born and his mother died when he was four. With no money in the […]

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